“‘A typeface is an answer to a question,’ he tells me later. ‘Everything I’ve ever done is a solution to somebody’s problem.’ The problem that Comic Sans solved concerned a short-lived Windows interface called Microsoft Bob. It featured a cartoon dog who spoke to computer users through speech bubbles.”
See the whole article here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2014/jun/04/comic-sans-creator-vincent-connare
Why is this of interest to me? Because when I teach about credibility and how to convey that in professional technical work, comic sans inevitably comes up. Students think this font is way to make technical information less intimidating. I don’t buy their argument, but I can see where they are coming from.